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<a href="http://www.dallasnews.com/localnews/" target="_blank">http://www.dallasnews.com/localnews/</a><br><br>
At a local high school a teacher showed the beheading to her students!!!<br><br>
"Two Northwest High School teachers were put on paid administrative leave Tuesday after showing students the video of American civilian Nick Berg's beheading in Iraq. Northwest Independent School District officials said parts or all of the video were shown in three classes Friday and Monday to between 20 and 40 students at the school in Justin."<br><br>
I would be SOOOOO mad!!!<br><br>
How dare they???
 

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You know, it sooooo figures that this happened in Texas.<br><br>
I would be furious if these were my kids. I have so many issues with this. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/grossedout.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="gross">
 

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Now Mahdokht, be nice.. All Texans aren't morons....<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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I am speechless.
 

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I can't even imagine what the teacher was thinking. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug">
 

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I can't even imagine what the teacher was thinking. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug"></div>
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Ahh, see, I think that should be rephrased.... the teacher was NOT thinking. At all. None. Nada. Zippo. If you thought for even one millisecond you'd decide not to do it.<br><br>
And, naw, not ALL Texans are morons, just like 99% of us <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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I would be upset too!!<br><br>
I still have terrible memories of being shown a film in school (now this was like 1970!) about the Holocaust - I think I was in 5th or 6th grade. It was VERY graphic showing piles of bodies, bags of hair, starving, naked prisoners. I had nightmares about skinny arms & legs coming into my bed! But you know, at that time parents in my area didn't complain about stuff like that. Parents were NOT encouraged to get involved in kid's school activities like they are now - except when we did something wrong, we'd get punished as school & then a letter would get sent home & we were expected to be punished at home, too. Very strange by today's standards, huh?
 

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I would be furious!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: (Here come the lawsuits...)
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Now Mahdokht, be nice.. All Texans aren't morons....<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"></div>
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I'm a Texan now, I get to rag on Texans all I want :nana:
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/angry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="angry"> That is just unbelievable!!!!<br><br>
I saw that video(I don't recommend it! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> :puke ) and I couldn't even imaging how a child(no matter what age) would react to that. And like they said in the link 'What is the educational value in that?'<br><br>
I agree...those teachers were just NOT thinking! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/duh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="duh">
 

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Did they also show the images of our dear American troops making *sses of themselves by humiliating prisoners? Lack of balance would have disturbed me the most.
 

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i clicked on the link & realized what it was going to show so i X'ed it out before i saw anything; still my adrenaline is pumping & my heart is racing... i cannot IMAGINE being a child in school forced to watch that.<br><br>
i swear i don't know what people are thinking~ i mean, yes, a high school class is mature enough to discuss the beheading~ but to VIEW it?<br><br>
i am so glad that my son is so little still & home safe with me. i bet there are a lot of schools showing the footage & the kids are so densensitized they don't even think to tell someone.<br><br>
sick.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I still have terrible memories of being shown a film in school (now this was like 1970!) about the Holocaust - I think I was in 5th or 6th grade. It was VERY graphic showing piles of bodies, bags of hair, starving, naked prisoners. I had nightmares about skinny arms & legs coming into my bed! But you know, at that time parents in my area didn't complain about stuff like that. Parents were NOT encouraged to get involved in kid's school activities like they are now - except when we did something wrong, we'd get punished as school & then a letter would get sent home & we were expected to be punished at home, too. Very strange by today's standards, huh?</div>
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Bippity, I'm pretty sure I was shown that same film in 1990 in 10th grade. It was horrific. There was nothing sent home to parents about it for us, either. But in 9th grade we watched Romeo and Juliet, which apparently showed a micro second of a micro piece of nipple and everyone had to have parental permission to watch that.<br><br>
Outraged is the only thing I can think of for the OP's situation. Just sick.
 

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Let me be clearer... I think the Holocaust movie would have been OK to show to older high school students (like SENIORS!), but still I think parent permission or notification or some kind of parent prep in advance so they would know to TALK to their children about it when something like this is shown at an appropriate age. But, looking back, 10-11 years old was wayyy to young to see that - I was definitely too young to know how to process it & ya know... I don't think I even told my parents that we saw it. I'll have to double check with my Mom to see if she remembers anything about that...<br><br>
(Sorry OP - didn't mean to hijack your thread!)
 

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So their punishment is they get paid NOT to work? Why not make them scrub toilets or something?<br><br>
And to think that in high school, I was punished for showing Madonna's "Justify My Love" video at lunchtime to a group of interested students in the library. Apparently schools only allow violence, not nipples.
 

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man oh man... this is jus as bad as the teacher that killed the class bunny in front of the class.... what is the educational system coming too <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"><br><br>
i was shown the holocaust movie in 7th grade in arizona... very disturbing.. no nightmares but man oh man.. didnt like it at all...
 

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I remember seeing a film about Hiroshima when I was in tenth grade and it really upset me. I do think it was educational and was worth viewing but it did upset me. This video however...I can't figure out what the educational value is in it. I guess though it is part of this war so maybe there is some value but I think that discussing it would have been enough. Or maybe to show it but stop before the violence. I think this one is different from the pictures of the American soldiers humiliating the prisoners (Make no mistake, I think that was wrong and horrible) just because of the violent nature of it. I think it was a major mistake on the teachers part to show this. At the VERY least it should have been a situation where the students were required to have parental permission before they could see it. I know that I wouldn't have agreed to it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/angry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="angry">
 

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Why did a teacher kill a bunny? What was that supposed to teach?
 
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